Thursday, September 22, 2011


Something about having a child turn 21 makes me feel really old!

But we had a party for him anyways.

Sweet Frank, he still thinks I'm SuperMom. "Did you cut all those flags yourself?" Ha!

I'm not sure I like the word Geek.


[geek] Show IPA
noun Slang .
a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used byoutsiders.)
a peculiar or otherwise dislikable person, especially one whois perceived to be overly intellectual.
a carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid ordisgusting acts, as biting off the head of a live chicken.

I assure you, Frank has never bit the head off a live chicken.

Looking at Ernest makes me feel pretty old, too. We may have lost one designated driver, but we'll have another one pretty soon.

Had to have champagne for the 21st birthday. Time to get out my grandma's glasses.

I made what I call a "pretty cake" this year, as opposed to the novelty cakes of prior years. Mr. Thomas was eager to take a bite.

Ernest took this picture for me. I would have needed a footstool to get the camera up that high. He didn't. Sigh.

This was one fantastic cake.

I'll post the recipe tomorrow.


Jen said...

Wow! I'll have a 13 year old soon and that seems old enough. I so clearly remember being 21, hard to believe you are parent to one. Glad he had a good day.

barbra said...

Happy Birthday to the 21-year-old!

I recognize that Innisbrook wrapping paper!

I love those champagne glasses.

Jen on the Edge said...

Happy birthday to Frank and happy birthing day to you!

Also, I cannot believe how much Ernest has changed in recent months! Must be all that cycling he's doing.

Katie said...

That cake looks great! Happy birthday to Frank!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Many happy returns! So I'm guessing you didn't do shots of tequila to celebrate this birthday? BUt cake is always good.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That looks like a fantastic birthday party. And the cake has me salivating.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your handsome 21yo! We are just 6 short months away from that milestone, but I refuse to let it make me feel old.

Terrific photos!

Anonymous said...

Re: definition #2
replace "peculiar or otherwise dislikable" with "peculiar but likable" and you get my personal definition of geek. I always use the term lovingly. (My older 3 boys are geeks of the nicest kind.)

Susan said...

What a nice celebration - and another amazing cake!